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2021 Detroit Lakes Polar Fest Plunge

Don’t miss the 25th Annual Detroit Lakes Polar Fest Plunge on Friday, February 13, 2021 at Little Detroit Lake Near Lakeside Tavern between 1pm-3pm. This Detroit Lakes Polar Fest Plunge promises chills and thrills for the entire family! A minimum pledge of $50 is due at check-in and can be raised by reaching out to family, friends and businesses to support your plunge for the Club. We encourage plungers to raise more money to earn awesome prizes such as swag. There is also a costume contest with cash prizes for the top FOUR costumes, either group or individual. NOTE: Photo Credit (above): Jack Davis Photography

At our prior Polar Fest Plunge, around 200 people in costumes leapt through a hole cut in the ice into the freezing waters of Detroit Lake. Although only a select few will be willing to take the plunge, everyone can jump on board with the cause it supports.


This event is always an exciting one and we are sad to not be meeting in person for the 25th Annual Polar Fest Plunge benefitting Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes. However, local youth still need your help and instead of a public event, there will be a PROXY PLUNGER – JOSH DUHAMEL – plunging on behalf of all participants. Learn more about the virtual event at the official website.

Polar Fest Plunge Location & Contact
Little Detroit Lake
Near Lakeside Tavern
200 West Lake Drive
Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501
Phone: 218.847.5700 ext. 4
Email: alyssa@bgcofdl.org
Official Website
Face Book Page

Support the Youth of Detroit Lakes
This event is full of chills and thrills as participants jump into icy Little Detroit Lake to raise funds to support afterschool and summer programming for the hundreds of youth who attend Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. The program that funds raised provides is designed to give children tools and experiences to help them grow into productive, caring and responsible citizens.

Detroit Lakes Polar Fest Plunge Gallery
Photo Credit: Jack Davis Photography

About The Boys & Girls Clubs of Detroit Lakes & Perham
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Detroit Lakes & Perham serve over 850 children from Becker and Otter Tail Counties in Minnesota. Our Clubs provide structured after school and summer programming for children between 5 and 18 years of age. School year programming is offered between September and May, and summer programming is offered between June and August. Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary Club website.

About Polar Fest
Polar Fest is a 10-day winter festival that features a multitude of outdoor activities, as well as food booths and one of the most-loved attractions: the grand display of snow, ice and lights in the Detroit Lakes City Park. Don’t miss one of Minnesota’s most fun winter festivals. For updates on festival activities refer to the Learn More.

About the Photographer: Photo Credit: Jack Davis Photography
Most images on this page are thanks to Jack Davis Photography in Detroit Lakes. He is a hobbyist photographer, experienced in behind-the-scenes, portraits, headshots, community events, real estate, life events, architectural, families, landscapes, nature, and more.

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Polar Fest Plunge in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota in February!

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Best Winter & Polar Fest Hotels in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

The Lodge on Lake Detroit & The Spa Within

The only way to improve the Detroit Lakes Polar Fest, one of Minnesota’s most fun winter festivals, is to stay in one of the best Polar Fest Hotels in Detroit Lake. Whether your stay is the entire 11-day event, any of the three weekends or if you are just here for a particular event, you will find our Detroit Lakes Minnesota lake resort is the perfect setting to relax and recover from all the day’s activities. What better way to unwind after a busy winter Minnesota day than in The Lodge’s beautiful Fireside Lobby and LoLa D’s Lobby Bar & Bistro. Nestled in a lovely tree-filled setting on a private 550 foot wide sandy beach, you’ll find the latest hotel style and amenities. The Lodge is independently owned and operated by Holland Hospitality, Inc., now in its third generation of providing excellence in hospitality.

With our modern amenities and thoughtful design, we stand out among other lodging choices in Detroit Lakes, MN. For couples or family getaways, we offer a variety of rooms and suites with king, queen or two queen beds. Our free hot breakfast (currently using Grab & Go Bags while Covid precautions are in place), free local calls, indoor heated pool and fitness center make the hotel a great place to recharge between enjoying Detroit Lakes attractions and activities. View hotel detail.

All rooms feature lakefront views, free Wi-Fi and wired internet, flat-screen TVs with extended channels. Rooms are equipped with mini-frige, microwaves, and coffee makers and are pet and smoke free. View accommodation detail.

Detroit Lakes Day Spa: The Spa Within at The Lodge offers an extensive menu of select spa treatment services, many of which are signature treatments exclusive to this spa. These revitalizing treatments include the use of warm and cold basalt stones for face and body, and a variety of facials and massage therapies that are sure to induce a state of deep relaxation.

Call Hotel Direct at (218) 847-8439 or book online now!

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